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Harvesting On The Farm



Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
*****JUST A FEW FRIENDLY REMINDERS….We have half days this upcoming Thursday and Friday due to conferences :)We also have the Weis field trip coming to our school on Wednesday to teach us about some foods!!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Harvesting On The Farm

Letter Of The Week:
– We Will Be Reviewing This Week The Letters A-E

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Out And About At The Apple Orchard.”
– “Plant And Prune.”
– “Farm Machines.”
– “Tractors.”
– “Farmers.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Have You Ever Seen An Apple
– Do You Know The Apple Man?
– 5 Little Apples
– Pumpkin, Pumpkin
– 5 Little Pumpkins

Projects And Activities:
– We Will Be Making Corn Using Real Popcorn
– We will Be Making An Apple
– We Will Be Making Apple Trees
– We Will Be Trying Some Apples And Making A Graph at Which One We Like The Best
– We Will Be Painting Our Favorite Food That We Harvest

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
We’ll play Pass the Jack-O-Lantern ( name recognition ) and make big and small bats ( sorting by size ) and spiders ( learning some rhyming sounds and words ).
This week’s letter is E. We’ll explore the E box and make elephants and hatching eggs!
We will learn Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate!
The children are enjoying workbook pages and worksheets!
We’ll read Pete the Cat— Five Little Pumpkins ( James Dean ) and Red Leaf, Yellow ( Lois Ehlert ).

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy) 
Letter of the week :F

Some books will be reading:
Busy farm by Rebecca Fin
Fire fighters! Lucy cousins
The birthday fish by Dan Yaccarino

Some projects we will be doing:
Fish made from plate
Flowers made from handprints
Firefighter puppets

Please keep in mind that this is an abbreviated week academically as we have half the dismissals on Thursday and Friday between 1145 and 12noon .Thank you

Leaves And Pumpkins


Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward )
We Have Being Having A Blast In Class :)The children are doing great recognizing their letters both uppercase and lowercase 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Leaves And Pumpkins

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Ee”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “When Autumn Comes.”
– “Ruby’s Falling Leaves.”
– “Little Boo.”
– “Curious George Goes To A Costume Party.”
– “Pumpkins, From The Sky.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Leaves On The Trees
– 1,2 Leaves Fell Down
– All The Leaves Are Falling Down
– 5 Little Leaves
– 5 Little Pumpkins Sitting On A Gate

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Ee” Alphabet Page
– Letter “Ee” Workbook Page
– Scarecrows
– Pumpkins
– Making A Leaf Collage
– Handprint Leaves
– Fun Jack – O- Lanterns

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola )
This week’s letter is D! We’ll explore our D box, make dinosaurs and have a special mini donut treat!

We’ll make a scarecrow ( shape review ), put ears of corn on corn stalks ( letter A-D review ) and make thumbprint pumpkins on the vine ( numbers 1-10 review ).

We’ll read Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins (Dianne Ochiltree), From Seed to Pumpkin (Wendy Pfeffer) and Pumpkin Pumpkin (Jeanne Titherington).

We’ll play What’s Missing??with mini pumpkins and ghourds and explore the texture, weight and insides of a pumpkin!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )
Letter of the week:E

Some books will be reading:
No elephants by Jerry Smath
The little engine that could buy Wally Piper
Extraordinary egg by Leo Leoni

Some projects we will be doing:
Elephant project with E
Chick in egg with lowercase E
The letter E with egg shells

Math skill : reviewing shapes and focusing on the shape oval

Fire Safety Theme

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
This week we will be learning fire safety!!!! Be prepared for the children to come home and ask you questions about the safety in your house 🙂 I will be bringing in a real firefighter’s helmet for the children to try on and for me to take a picture 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
-Fire Safety

Letter Of The Week:
– Letter “Dd”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “I Want To Be A Firefighter.”
– “Fire Trucks.”
– “Stop, Drop and Roll.”
– “Crawl Low Under Smoke.”
– “A Day In The Life Of A Firefighter.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Hurry, Hurry Drive The Fire Truck
– Fire Safety Song

– Beep, Beep, Beep
– Let’s Learn Fire Safety

Projects And Activities:
– Making A Fire Truck
– Making Fire Dogs (Dalmatians)
– Making A Fire Hydrant

– Making A Poster Together About Fire Safety

– Letter “Dd” Alphabet Page

– Letter “Dd” Workbook Page

Spanish For The Month:
– Family Members

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 
The Randolph Fire Department is visiting us on Thursday October 3! To prepare for the visit we’ll talk about fire safety, have a fire drill and read Firefighters ( Norma Simon ) and Firehouse! ( Mark Teague ). Look for the firetruck project!

We’ll learn this firefighter’s poem

Firefighters wear big red hats.
Climb up ladders to rescue cats!
Ride big trucks with big black tires
Use big hoses to spray fires.

Race when they hear the fire alarms
To help keep people safe from harm!

We are reviewing numbers 1-5, colors, shapes, days of the week, months of the year and the seasons.

We’ll make colorful fall trees!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 
Letter of the week: D

Some books will be reading:
The happy dump truck by Miriam scruffy
Go dogs go! By PD Eastman
Big dog little dog by Dave Pikley

Some crafts we will be doing:
That painting the D with a Q-tip
Creating our own dog
Making a domino picture

Math skill: we will be punching out our own paper dominoes and practicing counting one through 10 with our Domino’s.

All About Me

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
This week is “All About Me” week!! I love this week because it helps me to get to know your children better! Please feel free to send in pictures to hang up in the classroom for the week! I would LOVE to hear all about the pictures from the students! :)They can be pictures of the students themselves or family members. I will not cut them in anyway so they will be returned the way that you send them in 🙂 Any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at any time 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– All About Me

Letter Of The Week:
– We Will Be Introducing The Letter “Cc.”

Books We Will be Reading:
– “This Is Me.”
– “When I Was Little.”
– “Same, Same But Different.”
– “Families, Families, Families.”
– “I Love You Stinky Face.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– I Am Special
– This Is Me
– Happy To Be Me
– All Of Me Poem

Projects And Activities:
– Drawing A Self Portrait
– Filling Out And Coloring An All About Me Chart
– Making a Popsicle Stick House And Drawing Our Families
– Doing Handprints
– Letter “Cc” Alphabet Page
– Letter “Cc” Workbook Page

We have been practicing patterns during class. We have even been making up our own patterns 🙂

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 
We’ll welcome fall with acorn and leaf counting activities. We’ll read Hocus Pocus It’s Fall
(Anne Sibley O’Brien).
We’ll discover C words with a C box and make “name” caterpillars after reading Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We’ll read Cows Can Moo,Can You? ( Bonnie Worth ). We are looking forward to our visit to the farm!
Look for our letter C cats!
Circle time is fun; we check the weather and date and find our name cards!

Miss Michele is working in the workbooks with the children!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 
Letter of the week: C

Some books we will be reading:
Little red putt putt by Stan Bernstein
Caps for sale by esphyr slobodkong
Hungry Catapillar by Eric Carlisle

Some projects we will be doing:
Car project
Catapillar project
Creating a cap

Math skill:
We Will be working on A/B patterns with the different color cars

Biscuit’s New Friend

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
We have officially finished our first week of school!!! The children are starting to get used to the new routine 🙂 I am truly enjoying to get to know all of your children so well 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Let’s Be Friends, Let’s Share

Letter Of The Week:
– Introducing the letter “Bb” and also reviewing the letter “Aa.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Biscuit’s New Friend.”
– “Biscuit Finds A Friend.”
– I Will Surprise My Friend.”
– My New Friend Is So Fun.”
– Bear’s New Friend.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Find A Friend
– Meet A Friend
– Friends 1,2,3
– It’s Time To Share
– My Friends And I Like To Share

Projects And Activities:
– Letter “Bb” worksheets
– Letter “Bb” Alphabet Page
– Making A Friendship Tree Using Our Handprints
– Having The Children Draw Pictures Of Themselves And Their Friends Doing Activities Together
– Make Friendship Bracelets For Our Friends
– Making A Friendship Flower About What Makes A Good Friend
– Weather Permitting: Going Outside To Practice Writing The Letters “Aa” and “Bb” With Side Walk Chalk.

Math:
– Practice Counting
– Continue Practicing Patterns

We Are Also Talking About Being Healthy By Washing Our Hands And Eating Healthy Foods 🙂

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola ) 

We are enjoying our friends, activities and crafts in PreK3!

At circle time,  we are getting to know each other and our school day routine. We check the weather and calendar, say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing  It’s a Grand Old Flag.

We are working in our workbooks on letters A and B and the color red!

This week we’ll practice the B sound and B words, trace Bs and count with little bears ( number and color review).
We’ll make shape collages ( shape and color review), birds and butterflies!
We’ll read Blueberries for Sal (Robert McCloskey), Biscuit Visits the Big City (Alyssa Satin Capucilli) and Buzz Said the Bee (Wendy Cheyette Lewiston).

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 
Letter of the week: B

Some books we will be reading:
Brown bear Brown bear by Eric Carlisle
Bernstein bear book by Stan Bernstein
Butterflies by Susan canizaras

Some projects we will be doing:
Creating a bird out of the lowercase B
Be with buttons
Bear project

Math skill: sorting buttons by shape and color

Fall Activities

Pre-K 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 

We have had a great few days of school!!! We are all getting to know each other more and have been adjusting very well to the new room :)Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions 🙂 I am looking forward to the school year!!!

Theme Of The Week:
– Summer Activities vs. Fall Activities

Letter Of The Week:
– We will be introducing the Letter “Aa.”

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “Autumn, Signs Of The Season.”
– “Summer, Signs Of The Season.”
– “Summer.”
– “Fall.”
– “Summertime.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Five Little Sand Castles
– The Seasons Song
– Five Little Leaves
– Have You Ever Seen An Apple?
– Do You Know The Ice Cream Man?

Projects And Activities:
– Painting A Picture Of Which Season And Activity We Like Best
– Making An Ocean Picture
– Making Apples In A Basket
– Letter “Aa” Workbook Page And Worksheet
– Letter “Aa” Alphabet Book Page

Spanish For The Month Of September:
– Colors

Prek 3 ( Adele Leeds / Michele Zinicola)
We’re off to a great start in PreK 3! We are getting to know each other and learning our names and classroom routines and rules.

At circle time we greet each other, check the calendar and weather, review colors, numbers and shapes and listen to stories!

This week we’ll do apple counting, practice the A sound and learn some A words.
Look for our apple trees and letter A alligators!

We’ll learn this poem.

A is for apple

Round and sweet

Red, yellow and green apples

So good to eat!!

Looking forward to a great year!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy)
We wanted to take a moment to welcome you all once again! The kids have adjusted beautifully with no issues at all! The first couple days we just had the kids get comfortable before we went full swing into our routine. This week we will introduce the first letter and work on the first math concept. If you have any questions about your child’s development along the way please let us know .

Letter of the week:A

Some projects we will be doing:
Fall project with the number one
A is for airplane
welcome back bus picture

Some books we will be reading:
Apple pie tree by Zoe Hall
Airplane by Doug Crews
Apple farmer by Monica Wellington

Math skill: introducing patterns , A/B project will be done

Letter of the week :Av

The Thank You Book

Prek 4 ( Jennifer Ward ) 
I cannot believe that it is the end of the year already!!! Graduation is coming up on June 13th and it will be here before we know it! A reminder that we are having practice at the Quaker Church Location on Wednesday. If your child is part day and doesn’t eat lunch at Little Promises please drop them off and pick them up at that location on Wednesday June 6th. I want to take a moment and say thank you to all the parents for letting Melissa and myself spend the day with your child. This first year for myself has been AMAZING and your children have been a blessing for me to have. I have enjoyed each and every single day!!!! Melissa and myself talk about how lucky we were to have such a wonderful class 🙂

This is our last weekly theme of the year. This week we will be doing some review of the letters, keep practicing writing our first and last names, we will be discussing opposites and will be doing some fun summer art projects :)Your child’s alphabet workbook will be going home this week :)Please be sure to keep practicing over the summer 🙂

Theme Of The Week:
– Summer

Letter Of The Week:
– Reviewing Our Letters A-Z

Books We Will Be Reading:
– “The Thank You Book.” (Elephant And Piggie Book)
– “I Will Take A Nap.” (Elephant And Piggie Book)
– “If You Take A Mouse To School.”
– “Rocket Writes A Story.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Ice Cream
– Do You Know The Ice Cream Man?
– Bright And Sunny Sun
– In My Swimming Pool

Projects And Activities:
– Make An Ice Cream Cone (Art Project)
– Make Lemonade (Art Project)
– Make A Hot Air Balloon ​

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 
Pre – K 3 is having a great time at school – we are learning so many new and exciting things in class!!  We are having so much fun with our friends on the playground!  I cannot believe the end of the school year is here.  It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be your child’s teacher these past few months.  They have done a tremendous job in getting ready for Pre-K 4
I wish your families a fun-filled Summer!!!
Letter of the Week:
Letter Concept Review
All through the school year, our students have spent time exploring letters of the alphabet through different
kinds of educational and fun activities.  We will continue working on our letter review.

Projects and Activities:
Letter Review – activities and worksheets, letter recognition, letter tracing, writing
Math Concepts Review – counting, matching objects to numbers, number review
Color and Shapes – review shapes and colors
Letter Review Books and Songs – ABC songs, Alphabet books
Have a great weekend and remember to wear your smile to school!!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy ) 

This will be the last newsletter of the year that will go out. Next week is our last full week of school. For The remainder of time left we will be continuing reviewing shapes, numbers, letters, and colors . We thank you again for entrusting your precious gems with us!

Way Down Deep In The Deep Blue Sea


 
Prek 4 ( Jennifer Wards )
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: ***Graduation is coming up in just a few short weeks and Miss Nellie would like to do a practice at the QUAKER CHURCH LOCATION ON JUNE 6TH**** All full time children will be transported to and from the facility. If your child only comes in the morning on this day, please drop off and pick up your child from QUAKER CHURCH ON JUNE 6TH.

Theme Of The Week:
– The Ocean And The Animals Who Live In It

Letter Of The Week:
We are still going to be reviewing our letters A-Z again this week and we will also be learning about rhyming words.

Books We Are Going To Be Reading:
– “Way Down Deep In The Deep Blue Sea.”
– “Shhh! The Whale Is Sleeping.”
– “The Stormy Whale.”
– “Little Quack’s Hide And Seek.”

Songs We Will Be Singing:
– Five Little Fish
– An Orange Octopus
– Take Me Out To The Ocean
– One, Two, Three Little Fishes

Projects And Activities:
– Make An Ocean
– Jellyfish
– Crab
– Shark

Prek 3 ( Michele Zinicola ) 

Pre – K 3 is having a great time at school – we are learning so many new and exciting things at school!!  We are having so much fun with our friends on the playground!

Letter of the Week:
Letter Concept Review
All through the school year, our students have spent time exploring letters of the alphabet through different
kinds of educational and fun activities.  We will continue working on our letter review.

Projects and Activities:
Letter Review – activities and worksheets, letter recognition, letter tracing, writing
Math Concepts Review – counting, matching objects to numbers, number review
Color and Shapes – review shapes and colors
Letter Review Books and Songs – ABC songs, Alphabet books
Happy Memorial Day!

Prek 2 ( Nellie Westpy )
Review letter of the week:T

Some projects we will be doing:
“ thumbody loves you “ thumbprint painting project
Creating a traffic light
T  with triangles

Some books we will be reading :
One tiny turtle by Nicola Davis
Things that go by Richard scary
Big truck little truck by Jan Carr

Math skill: 10 ways to make a T: we will be using a variety of 10 objects to make the letter T . Some of these will be cut out triangles, teddy bears, tic tacs.

Please continue to review with your children shapes, numbers one through 10 and colors

I Love Bugs (Philemon Sturges)

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

Please send to school a photo of your child. We will be using the photos for a special project!
Thank you!

With  colorful paints and plastic forks we’ll create beautiful summer time pictures!

We’ll read I Love Bugs (Philemon Sturges),  Bugs ! Bugs ! Bugs ! (Bob Barner), What Do Insects. Do? (Susan Canizares and Pamela Chanko) and Natasha Wing’s The Night Before Kindergarten.

Look for our beehives; we’ll use Honeycomb cereal!

We continue practicing for our show and reviewing all we’ve learned this year!

We Will Say Thank You on Memorial Day

Prek 4 ( Adele Leeds ) 

We’ll celebrate Memorial Day with stories, crafts and an edible American flag ( blueberries, strawberries and marshmallows)!

We’ll learn and illustrate this butterfly poem

First comes a butterfly
Who lays an egg
Out comes a caterpillar
With many legs
Oh see the caterpillar
Spin and spin
A little cocoon to sleep in
Oh, oh, oh look and see
Oh, oh, oh look and see
Out of the cocoon, my oh my
Out comes a pretty butterfly!!

We’ complete our workbooks and alphabet review booklets.